Friday, December 18, 2009

Gingkos in the park

And your warriors will fight and die with honor;
they will be buried with their gallant comrades near a city of Peace.

Mighty trees, whose blaze will mark the hallowed ground,
will grow to shade the resting place,
and once each year, they will shower the fallen Heroes
with leaves of gold, to match their valiant deeds . . .

Those beautiful words above were penned by my good friend, Rachel, a wordsmith extraordinaire at She has such a way with words. And those she wrote for the gingkos makes these trees even more magnificent, casting them in an entirely new light. Thank you, Rachel!


  1. Thank you, Marty. It's a great honor to be linked with such lovely photos of such a miracle as that skyfall of gold.

  2. Marty, I was going to comment on your photos yesterday, but after reading Rachel's beautiful words, I knew mine would pale in comparison.

    I never tire of seeing the ginkgos, or any of your pictures, for that matter. Thank you for giving us just a glimpse of what it's like to see God's glory through your eyes.